Nokia Technologies boss leaves company "to pursue new opportunities"

Nokia Technologies boss leaves company
Nokia has just announced that the person in charge with the Finnish company's recent deal with HMD Global, as well as the patent business, Ramzi Haidamus, will be leaving Nokia Technologies, effective from September 1.

However, the president of Nokia Technologies will remain with the company until the end of September to make the transition smoother.

The reason for Haidamus departure is unknown, but the official statement says he will be pursuing other opportunities, whatever that means.

“Given that progress, now is the right time for me to explore new opportunities to pursue my passion for building and transforming businesses. I am proud of what we have accomplished at Nokia Technologies and look forward to seeing the business continue to grow and thrive,” said Haidamus.

After Ramzi Haidamus' departure, members of the Nokia Group Leadership Team will consist of the following members: Rajeev Suri, Timo Ihamuotila, Samih Elhage, Federico Guillén, Basil Alwan, Bhaskar Gorti, Hans-Jürgen Bill, Kathrin Buvac, Ashish Chowdhary, Barry French, Marc Rouanne and Maria Varsellona.

Nokia also confirmed that Brad Rodrigues, head of strategy and business development, will take on the role of president of Nokia Technologies that's been left vacant by Haidamus.

It's unclear whether or not the unexpected departure of Nokia Technologies' head will have any negative impacts on the company's attempt to return to the mobile phone market, but we will probably find out in the next couple of months.

Nokia is expected to launch one or two smartphones by the end of this year, but some feature phones might be released in the meantime as well.

source: Nokia

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4 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

soon an Indian executive will fill his position!!!

3. IT-Engineer

Posts: 568; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Indian,Arab, French or Russian. It doesn't matter his nationality as long as he delivers and lives up to the expectations. That's what matters in the world of money.

4. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Well said +1

2. DonovanCho

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

There is no controversy here, and hardly any news, this is standard after an acquisition. He was offered to stay on in a lesser role or take a severance package, he of course chose the package. This basically means nothing, unless someone makes it into something.

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